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Children's Attractions

Youngstown offers your little ones opportunities to delight in the wonders of the world around them...the arts, history, hands-on science, nature, and more. They'll have so much fun, while learning, growing, and expanding their horizons.

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Greystone – a magnificent 1905 Arts & Crafts style mansion is preserved today as The Arms Family Museum; features many historical exhibits, including the youth-oriented Anne Kilcawley Christman Hands-On History Room.

Mill Creek Park's Ford Nature Center features depictions of plants and animals of local habitats, a live animal room with turtles, snakes, etc., and a children's Discovery Room; also included are a library, bird observation area, wildlife gardens, and walking trails.

OH WOW! is The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology, featuring immersive, fun, hands-on STEM activities for youth of all ages.

"America's Museum"; the first museum dedicated exclusively to American art; expansive collection spanning 3 centuries; also includes the hands-on Sweeney Children's Gallery.

Planetarium featuring a 40 foot dome and state-of-the-art star and full-dome digital projectors; full schedule of free public programs, including children's programming.